Report: Southampton make enquiry for Lille star Sofiane Boufal

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The French international has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesLille's Sofiane Boufal vs Marseille

Southampton have made contact with Lille over their in-demand attacker Sofiane Boufal, according to L’Equipe.

The Saints are the latest club to be linked with the 22-year old, with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona also in the running, according to the Guardian.

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Boufal enjoyed a fantastic campaign last season and has seen his stock rise considerably within European football and a summer move now seems likely.

L’Equipe claim that it will take an offer between 25-30 million euros to land their star man and it is unclear whether Southampton will be willing to sanction such an outlay.

Manchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Southampton's Victor WanyamaManchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Southampton's Victor Wanyama

The summer hasn’t been too kind to the South Coast club so far, with former boss Ronald Koeman taking the reigns at Everton and midfield enforcer Victor Wanyama making his long-awaited move to Tottenham.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesLille's Sofiane Boufal vs Marseille

It looks like being yet another summer of change at St. Mary’s and while that’s never ideal, they have developed a knack of emerging unscathed in recent years and will be determined to do so again.

Boufal’s signature would be a major statement, if they can pull it off, and would help prevent the rest of their star men jumping ship in the next few weeks.

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